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 October 11, 2018



Upcoming Progress Report and Athletic Eligibility Determination
Mid-semester narrative progress reports will be available on October 21 at 4:00pm.  Please be aware that this progress report represents the grades to date at the half way mark of the semester.  All students will be provided with narrative feedback on this progress report, which we hope you as the parents find helpful.  This progress report is used to determine athletic/activity eligibility and academic probation. It is very important that any students with outstanding work submit it well before the progress report is posted.  Once the grades are posted on the 21st they will not be adjusted and, as such, students who find themselves ineligible because they failed to submit their assignments on time will be unable to continue participating or travel for the upcoming tournament/competitions. 


Parent-Teacher Conferences 
The High School Parent-Teacher Conference Days are an excellent opportunity to visit campus and discuss your student’s academic progress with teachers. Conferences will take place on Monday, October 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Mid-semester progress reports will be posted on Sunday, October 21 at 4:00pm.
On October 22, conferences will be “arena style” in the ES Auditorium.  No appointments are needed and conferences are limited to quick “check ins” that do not require confidentiality. On Tuesday, conferences will be in teachers’ classrooms. Appointments will be made in fifteen-minute intervals.  For both types of conferences, students are encouraged to attend with parents.
There will be no school for High School students on Tuesday, October 23.
Please note that MS/HS cross-over teachers will ONLY be available at the drop-in conferences on Monday, October 22. Cross-over teachers are Ms. Ji Yun Jeong, Mr. Mick Barens, Mr. Ian McCuaig, and Mr. Derek Brown.
If a teacher’s schedule is fully booked for Tuesday’s conferences, you are to email that teacher directly to schedule a conference at another time and date. Also, if you won’t be available on the parent-teacher conference day, but want to visit specific teachers, please contact each teacher directly. Conferences for Tuesday will be done via Skyward. Parent signups begin on Sunday, October 14 and run through Monday, October 22 closing at 3:00 p.m.  For instructions, please click here. An email with instructions has been sent via email today.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Eman Hamza in the High School Office at ehamza@cacegypt.org or 2755-5403. 
The Model United Nations (MUN) club provides a challenging and enriching forum for students to discuss current international issues and to view those issues from different perspectives. Members are chosen and trained in the spring semester and may have the opportunity to attend a conference prior to the end of that school year. Tryouts are held during the latter half of the Spring Semester for the following year. Additionally there is another tryout session at the start of the year for new students to CAC. The club meets every Tuesday evening from 5:15 - 7:00 pm to practice debate procedures, resolution writing and to learn about their assigned countries and issues. 
We would like to invite you to visit CAC's 40th annual Model United Nations simulation, being held on campus from October 18 – 20.  http://www.cacmun.org  
October 29th – Principal Coffee 
Please join us on October 29th, at 9:30am, in MS/HS room 115 for a parent coffee morning.  Topics to be presented:  
Week Without Walls 2018 Review/Feedback
Final Exams Semester 1
College Placement
Other informational items
First Semester Final Exams
Semester 1 final exams begin on December 16 and continue to December 19.  Please do not make travel plans that depart before final exams are finished. 
High School Twitter Site
As an additional quick and easy method to experience the daily lives of our CAC high school students, feel free to follow Dr. Harris’ twitter feed at https://twitter.com/CACHSupdates.  This is not meant to replace Moodle, Google Sites, or any other school communication method.



Upcoming Events


Oct. 5-13                      HS WWW
Oct. 15                          Kira Goodwin's Family Visit, 11:00 a.m., ES Gym;
                                        NHS Speaker: Kira Goodwin's Family Member, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 17                          CAC Alumni - Micah Hughes, 12:15 p.m., MS Building Lounge
Oct. 18-20                    CACMUN Conference
Oct. 21                          Progress Reports Online, 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 22                          HS Drop in Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:30-5:00 p.m., ES Hall
Oct. 23                          HS Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Classrooms;
                                        No School for HS Students


Dr. Jared Harris        Jerry Duggan      
        HS Principal             HS Assistant Principal




Counseling Department Announcements


Upcoming University Visits


14 Oct 2018. 11:05-11:50 am. Swarthmore College

Ms. Emily Almas of Swarthmore College will be speaking with students and parents.  This school is currently ranked 3rd in the USA as a National Liberal Arts College by US News and World Report.  It is ranked in the Top 10 in the USA for teaching undergraduate students.

If you are looking for a college with small class sizes, a dedicated teaching staff, and a safe community, then you need to attend this session.  Yes, it is first day back from WWW, but don't miss this chance.  Swarthmore has not visited Egypt before, and we don't know when they are coming back again.


15 Oct 2017. Lunch Hour. Boston University and Bentley University

Admission counselors from these two universities will be available to speak with students and parents during the high school lunch hour.  You can find them by the tables near the MS/HS Library.


16 Oct 2018. Lunch Hour. Northern Illinois University


25 Oct 2018. University Fair.

More than 80 universities from 15+ countries will be visiting CAC on October 25th in the morning. Mark the date on your calendar.  More details will be available in coming weeks.  A list of confirmed universities can be found here. 







Claudia Bean, Stephanie Barker, Cameron Simon

HS Counseling




Cairo Challenge Series (CCS) Returns


Cairo Challenge Series (CCS) returns

Click here for more information



Scott Fitzgerald

Director of Activities/Athletics



Skyward Directory 


Dear CAC Parents,


This year, due to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we will no longer print and distribute a hard copy of the CAC Family Directory. We will, however, be making family contact information available through our Student Information System, Skyward. The Skyward directory has some great features: you can search for families by homeroom or by grade level. You can choose which contact information you wish to include and you can print your search results. However, each family which agrees, needs to “opt-in” to the directory; in other words, families need to verify that they would like to make their contact information available to other CAC families. If you choose not to opt-in, your contact details will not be listed in the Skyward directory.



To opt-in to the directory, please log into Skyward Family Access. Click here for instructions.


Please understand that if you do choose to print the data to have it easily accessible at home, that it is confidential and should be destroyed when you no longer need it.



With kind regards,



Danya Amin

Director of Admissions/Registrar





Campus Access Requests online


Parents wishing to bring friends and family to campus will request access through an online form  from now on. This form is available on the parent dashboard. This form will capture the needed information and send it to the appropriate administrator for approval and communicate the decision to the user and the security team. A tutorial is also available on the dashboard in case you need help with filling out the form.


Screen Shot 2017 12 20 at 12.55.24 PM   Campus Access Request




Santha Kumar

Director of Information Technology





Save the date: Oct 17 at 12:15 PM - Middle School Building


Come meet our CAC Alum (class of 2000), Micah Hughes, the founder of The Mango Project. Micah's project has had a substantial effect on sustainability in Africa by helping to fight malnutrition, and empower local villages. He is currently writing his dissertation to complete a PhD in Education from University of the Rockies in the topic of how international experiential learning influences racial bias in global health students.


Micah will be a guest speaker at CAC inspiring our students from October 16-17. We are inviting alumni and community to come have coffee, mingle and get inspired by one of CAC's very own on Wednesday, October 17 at 12:15 in the Middle School Building Lounge (beside the Tech Office). 






Office of Advancement




From the PTO: 


We hope all the new families enjoyed the felucca sail!

We’re here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Our email is cacpto@cacegypt.org.  


Upcoming PTO Events:


Mon, Nov 12th—Parent Trip: Heliopolis! For more info and to sign up: http://whoozin.com/HUY-NYG-DK6H 


Thurs, Oct 25th—Halloween Carnival 3:30-6:30 pm. Come for the Elementary School Parade and stay for the carnival!  This event is for all ages and grades!


Dec 9-13—Book Fair with holiday market on Dec 13th


Friday, February 1st—CAC PTO’s annual Gala, THE GREAT BIG BOLLYWOOD BASH at Sofitel Nile El Gezirah




Yoga PTO   updated 


From the Welcome & Integration Committee 


Relax, Rejuvenate & Revitalise! Hatha Flow Yoga Class focusing on breathing and postural alignment. It is open to all levels!

Date: Sunday, October 14th at 8:00 am in the Grade 1/2 Common Room, First floor of ES building (please bring your own yoga mat). Admission is by donation. The money will go to Baby Wash - an organization many CAC parents volunteer with.


Vanessa Moar is a yoga teacher - RYT 200 and a registered physiotherapist - McGill University from Canada. Her family moved to Egypt just over two years ago after living in Kenya and various parts of Canada. Her passion for yoga has grown steadily over the past 20 years as she noticed how much it helped her and her patients stay limber, more relaxed, breathe better and recover quicker from minor and major injuries. 


To sign up please email Luna Abou Daoud luna_aboudaoud@yahoo.com Or Farida Khamis fkhamis@orientalweavers.com 




Halloween Carnival Poster


CAC Halloween Spooktacular

Thursday, October 25

3:30-6:30 pm


All ES, MS, and HS students invited!

Games and haunted house for all students!

Trick or treat lane for elementary students!

200LE for a ticket (punch card includes entry and 12 punches for games, haunted house, and trick or treat)


Halloween carnival tickets go on sale on Sunday, October 14. You can buy your tickets in the CAC entrance every day before or after school until October 25. All CAC ID holders may purchase tickets. Please fill out the campus access form on the Dashboard if you would like to bring guests to the carnival.


Volunteer!!!  Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0944aaab29a3f94-cachalloween 

We need volunteers for ticket sales ahead of time and day of, decorating before the event, and to help Trick or Treating! Contact Jennifer Tyler at jennifertyler07@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Heliopolis Parent Trip-Monday Nov 12th 8:15am-2 pm


We will first stop by the Unknown Soldier Memorial , and the tomb of President Anwar Sadaat, We will continue on to the  Baron Palace, built by the Belgian-born industrialist, Baron-General Eduard Louis Joseph Empain (1852-1929) who also founded the modern Heliopolis area in 1907.

We will walk through the beautiful El Korba section, a quaint shopping district that boasts original architecture, fascinating cultural sites as well as some of Cairo’s finest cafés and restaurants. We will walk in the European style commercial streets, and try to see the Basilique church, Adly Madgar Jewish synagogue, Hippodrome square, Maryland park, El Tahra palace, and Saray el Qubbah. If there is time, we may stop at a cafe for coffee or lunch.


For more information and to RSVP: http://whoozin.com/HUY-NYG-DK6H.  Questions? Contact Jean Wood at jeanwood261@icloud.com




*The International Festival is one of our community’s favorite events and one of our main PTO fundraising events of the year. The International Festival takes place in the spring and celebrates the diversity of our CAC community. We are still in need of volunteers to lead the organizing committee for the International Festival on April 5th. Email us at cacpto@cacegypt.org for more information.


*Help with pizza day distribution and sales (11:45-12:45ish on alternating Mondays)—contact Sandy Kachour at +20 122 241 0241.


*Help plan the book fair (Dec 9-13)—contact Andi Simiskey at simiskey1@aol.com


*Help plan the gala on Feb 1st—This is one of our main fundraising events of the year and as every year, we promise you a great party! If you’d like to volunteer in the gala committee, please contact Marcela Clavel at marcelaclavel@yahoo.com.ar or sending her a message at 0127-5243232



Elementary Parents


Please check out the email for the new Pick Up Card and order them on the dashboard


PTO Facebook Page:


Join the CAC PTO Facebook page for updates, photos, and information about school and PTO events! Tell all your CAC parent friends! 



Monthly Meeting:


Next Meeting on Tues, Nov 6. Location: PTO room #626, on the second floor of the admin building, near the main gate. We look forward to seeing you there! Come hear about our events and learn how you can help! All parents are automatically PTO members.




CAC Parents - 
Due to an unexpected injury of one of our travelers for the Passo Tonale Italy Ski Trip (15 - 22 April), we have one spot open for any last minute interest. 
If you are interested please contact Mr. Dino ASAP at abajagilovic@g-cacegypt.org to book this opportunity. Happy Skiing!
PTO Nespresso Capsule Collection:
In support of Earth Day and CAC's relationship with A.P.E., PTO will be holding a school-wide collection of the much- loved Nespresso capsules... After collection, CAC will deliver the empty capsules to A.P.E., who use them to create fun jewelry. We also look forward to a visit from A.P.E. in the future as another way to support their efforts in raising money. 
What to do: after use, empty out the capsules and start a collection bag. Drop off boxes will be on campus starting April 2. 
Start saving those capsules!!!  Let’s see how much we can collect for A.P.E!!!
Calling all artists and business owners in the CAC Community! We are less than two months away from the PTO Gala and we need your help! We would love to feature your art work or business services in our raffle and silent auctions raising funds for our children. 
Please let us know if you can donate any original artwork or offer services that your businesses provide.
We also need more cash donations and business sponsors! And our raffle can use any new gift items that you may have around the house and do not need. Please contact Hengameh Murphy (murphysaroundtheworld@yahoo.com) or Carmen Awn (carmenawn@gmail.com) with questions or contributions.
Walking Tour of Heliopolis, Monday, April 24, 2017
*Please note that due to a national holiday the date of this trip has been changed from April 25 to April 26.
We will stop by the Baron Palace, built by the Belgian-born industrialist, Baron-General Eduard Louis Joseph Empain (1852-1929) who also founded the modern Heliopolis area in 1907.
We will walk through the beautiful El Korba section, a quaint shopping district that boasts original architecture, fascinating cultural sites as well as some of Cairo’s finest cafés and restaurants. We will walk in the European style commercial streets, and try to see the Basilique church, Adly Madgar Jewish synagogue, Hippodrome square, Maryland park, El Tahra palace, and Saray el Qubbah. If there is time, we may stop at a cafe for coffee or lunch.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
You can sign up using the link below: http://whoozin.com/KVC-3DD-PW9P
The Citadel, The Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, Al-Rifa’i Mosque
Monday May 22, 2017
The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is a medieval Islamic fort, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo. The Citadel was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city.
The comp
lex includes the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, which dominates the skyline of Cairo with its beautiful alabaster dome, the Mosque of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, the Mosque of Sulayman Pasha, Gawhara Palace; and several museums.
Afterwards we will visit the nearby Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, and Al-Rifa’i Mosque.
*Please cover shoulders and knees, wear loose pants or a long skirt, and bring a scarf.*
You can sign up using the link below: http://whoozin.com/HTE-ACK-CFDF
All PTO trips cost 100LE per person for transportation, a professional tour guide and security when necessary.Entrance fees, meals, refreshments, and any shopping are the participants responsibility. We meet at 8:15 a.m. at the back gate of CAC and the bus will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. We will return to school by 2:00 p.m. Please be sure to leave a mobile phone number when you register. Minimum of 10 participants required. 
Spring is here!!
Join us on April 5th from 1:00 - 3:00pm on the Elementary field for a special Flower arranging workshop in the outdoor setting around our beautiful Elementary school tree!
Malak Taher, with the support of her niece Ingy Taher, will provide step-by-step instructions for stunning yet simple floral projects and equip you with the skills to customize arrangements at home; Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, this will allow you to do so!
Malak will cover everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design.Malak Taher is the founder & CEO of Flower Power, Egypt’s first floral design house renowned for its flowers and creative displays. With over 30 years of market expertise and a full-fledged team working across Egypt, the one-stop design house offers styling for weddings, themed events and corporate functions as well as merchandise displays and creative flowers for prestigious hotels and fashion brands.
Date: Wednesday April 5t
Time: 1:00-3:00pm Location: ES Field Fee: LE 200 per person 
* You will each get to take your flower arrangements home to add a touch of spring to your homes!! 
* We will be collecting payment in advance as the flowers will be pre-bought for each enrolled participant;
 Please drop off an envelope with our name on it at the ES office! Deadline to pay:  April 2nd 
Please note the event will be limited to 20 people, so if you are interested please sign up quick!! (The first 20 to sign up will be confirmed)
To sign up, please email Farida Khamis: fkhamis@orientalweavers.com